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Do peanuts contain listeria?

Probably not: Listeria has been associated with milk and milk products like, brie cheese, and most recently cantalope, but not peanuts. ...Read more

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Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Can uncured hot dogs contain listeria?

Yes: Listeriosis is a food borne illness caused by the listeria bacteria. Wash your hands after you handle hot dogs. Avoid cross-contaminating fluid from hot dogs packages with utensils or food prep surfaces. Ensure that hot dogs or luncheon meats you eat have been reheated to the point that they are steaming hot. Avoid soft cheeses blue-veined cheeses; and mexican-style cheeses. Avoid eating >. ...Read more

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Which cheese contains listeria?

Which cheese contains listeria?

Unpasteurized cheese: Listeria gets killed with pasteurization of cheese. Theoretically, listeria can also contaminate pasteurized cheese, but this would occur if the cheese is exposed to the bacteria post-pasteurization. ...Read more

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I am traveling internationally. How common is listeria in other countries?

I am traveling internationally.  How common is listeria in other countries?

Common, also in USA: Listeria is a serous illness spread by contaminated food. It causes fever, muscle aches, diarrhea and miscarriages/premature birth. Experts think the disease is under diagnosed worldwide; it is found on all 5 continents tested- in cities and rural areas. It is not prevented by refrigeration. Cdc prevention guidelines http://1.Usa.Gov/szwfyw can help you minimize your chance of contracting it. ...Read more

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What is listeria?

What is listeria?

Listeria: Although entering the body almost always via the foodborne route, listeria can cause serious, life-threatening infection of the meninges especially in persons with immune defects such as from cancer chemotherapy and organ transplantation. In pregnant women, it can infect the placenta and the fetus and cause death of the fetus. ...Read more

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Is listeria harmful?

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In some populations: Most people do not have to worry about a listeria infection, but it can cause a very serious infection in neonates, pregnant women (for the fetus), the elderly and immunocompromised individuals (e.g. Aids patients, transplant patients, etc.). ...Read more

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What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

What should you do if you've eaten a food recalled because of listeria contamination?

Depends: If you are a child or a pregnant woman, then you may want to go ahead and notify your physician. If you are an otherwise healthy adult, you may wait to see if you develop vomiting and diarrhea before notifying your physician. Just because a food is recalled doesn't mean that the food you ate is contaminated. ...Read more

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How does listeria get into food?

Soil: Listeria lives in soil and decaying vegetable matter where our food is grown. It can be passed to meats and cheeses from vegetables, and it is able to grow and multiply at refrigerator temperature. Hot cooked foods do not harbor listeria. ...Read more

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How long does listeria last?

Question unclear: Listeria is a bacteria, not a disease. Please provide more details about what is going on? Where is it? What are the symptoms? Is the patient pregnant? ...Read more